ERIC Number: ED452603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Job Satisfaction among High School Assistant Principals.
Chen, Kuei-Lung; Blendinger, Jack; McGrath, Vincent
An adapted version of the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire was used to collect data regarding three types of job satisfaction: general, intrinsic, and extrinsic among high school assistant principals in Mississippi. Forty-nine percent of the 245 assistant principals surveyed participated in the study. Results indicated a high degree of general, intrinsic, and extrinsic job satisfaction among the assistant principals. No statistically significant relationships were revealed between job satisfaction and two specific variables: (1) length of time worked as an assistant principal; and (2) student enrollment. However, findings mildly suggested that the fewer years worked as an assistant principal, the less the job satisfaction. Assistant principals most liked working with students, teachers, staff, and parents. They disliked student discipline, incompetent teachers, difficult parents, support staff who behaved unprofessionally, heavy workloads, and the many after-school duties assigned. The most frequently mentioned responsibilities assistant principals would add to their jobs include curriculum and instruction tasks, personnel functions, and business matters such as working with the school's budget. (DFR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Bowling Green, KY, November 15-17, 2000).